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Cornerstone Pub in Southie to Close After St. Patrick's Day

Ownership plans to build condos in place of the 70-something-year-old restaurant.

The Cornerstone Pub & Restaurant
The Cornerstone Pub & Restaurant

This St. Patrick's Day parade on March 15 will be the Cornerstone Pub & Restaurant's last, as the longtime Southie establishment plans to shutter later this month, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

The restaurant, called Cornerstone since 1979, is situated at 16 W. Broadway, near the annual South Boston parade's starting line. In August, Boston Magazine reported that owners Thomas Flaherty Sr. and his son, Tommy, sent the Boston Redevelopment Authority a letter of intent outlining a plan to demolish the restaurant and replace it with mixed-use development, including 47-plus residential units and commercial space.

Originally called the Boston Tunnel Cafe, 16 W. Broadway has been an eatery since 1939. The mixed-use plans include space for a ground-floor restaurant in the new development.

UPDATE: The pub will not close until the end of April.

Cornerstone Pub

16 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127 (617) 268-7158